Ray Barbee is from San Jose, California. He started skateboarding in 1984, when he was in seventh grade. Barbee was a leading pioneer of freestyle/flatland street ollie combos. Props to Ray who even has a signature shoe with Vans. Mr. Barbee's also a multi-instrumentalist whose released a couple of jazz albums ("Triumphant Procession", a collection of jazz-influenced instrumental tracks which Barbee produced and engineered at home. And his 2005 release, "In Full View").
February marks the beginning of Black History Month - an annual celebration that has existed for 87 years. Much of the credit can go to Harvard Scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson. In 1926 Woodson organized the first annual Negro History Week, which took place during the second week of February. Many wonder why choose the shortest month of the year. Primarily because the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were in Febuary and both men greatly impacted the black population.
The water cycle is the continuous circulation of water, changing between liquid, solid, and gas phases. All driven by radiant energy emitted by the sun (solar radiation).
At room temperature, it is a nearly colorless, tasteless, and an odorless liquid. But in large volume, may appear blue. Theres is a dynamic equilibrium between the liquid and vapor states. And can also withstand at different temperatures and pressures. Water is the most abundant molecule on Earth's surface, composing 70-75% of the planet.
Water is unfortunately becoming more and more scarce. And my hypothesis is that the next world war can very well be over water not oil. Thus giving "the man" reason to steal water from Interstellar clouds of another galaxy.
Grand lake Theatre, a "GEM" movie house near Lake Merritt and Oakland's 1st theatre. It was designed as a single auditorium theater by the Reid Brothers for West Coast Theaters, Inc. After it opened on March 6, 1926, it held music performance and silent movie showings, but with the arrival of "talkies" it began to exclusively show sound films. In 1928, the Grand Lake became part of the Fox Theaters chain, and in total, changed ownership five times until 1980. In 1980, the theater was purchased by Allen Michaan of Renaissance Rialto, Inc.
Although the theater has an almost Art Deco exterior dominated by a giant illuminated rooftop sign and a neon marquee, the interior is best described as neo-classical. Columns and urns line the main theater space and the ceiling is adorned with a crystal chandelier in the lobby and classical frescos in the auditorium.
Michaan uses Its marquee is now own personal soapbox, to the delight of most (but not all) patrons and nearby residents. The marquee may read: No War for Oil; Peace Is Patriotic; and IMPEACH THIS ADMINISTRATION.
They also fire up their very own, Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. (Friday and Saturday evenings only 10 to 30 min as time permits)
Still a great date spot! Plus theres an LIQ across the street, in case you wanna sneak a beer inside.
1972 - Idi Amin, determined to make Uganda "a black man's country", expels the country's 40,000-80,000 Indians and Pakistanis, reportedly after receiving a message from God during a dream.
"I am going to ask Britain to take responsibility for all asians in Uganda who are holding British passports, because they are sabotaging the economy of the country,"
The asians, most of who are third-generation descendants of workers brought to Uganda by the British colonial administration, were given 90 days to leave the country and were only allowed to take what they can carry. "If they do not leave they will find themselves sitting on the fire."
They didn't call him, 'the Butcher of Africa' for nothing. So many corpses were thrown into the Nile that workers at one location had to continuously fish them out to stop the intake ducts at a nearby dam from becoming clogged.
Amin was the heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda, holding the title from 1951 until 1960.
During 1975 he even staged a publicity stunt for the world media, forcing white residents of Kampala to carry him on a throne then kneel before him and recite an oath of loyalty.
The name comes from southern farmers, who would often work barefoot in the rice paddies. Barefoot doctors were farmers who got basic medical training and worked in rural villages in China to bring health care to areas where urban-trained doctors would not settle. The barefoot doctors usually received as much as 3-6 months training, with a main focus on preventive medicine and curing simple ailments that were common in the specific areas.
Barefoot doctors were given a set of medicines, Western and Chinese that they would dispense. And often grew their own herbs in their backyard. Integrating both Western and Chinese medicine, like acupuncture and mugwort.
China's Cultural Revolution in the 60's help scatter barefoot doctors throughout the rural terrain. Mao made a famous speech about institutionalized healthcare, which radically diminished the influence of China's health ministry (dominated by Western-trained doctors).
This Way, was hailed as a revolutionary breakthrough in the health game. It called for an emphasis on primary health care and preventative medicine, and sought to link medicine with trade, economics, industry, and rural politics.
They are a dying breed .
SF is perfect for street skating.
Back in the day, i made sure I skated every spot in this video. @ :55 Tommy enters the Dish, my old stompin grounds. I was doin' 360's off that fat lip right there wit you Tommy G! Thanx for the spark you started for a dude.
(peep BHlandscape later for more info on the "Real" crookedest street in the world and it's not on HYde stret)
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